It is only a few days until the opening of Archstoyanie Russia’s largest land art and architecture festival. It takes place from 27 to 29 July 2018 in the Russian village of Nikola-Lenivets, approximately 200 kilometres southwest of Moscow on the banks of the river Ugra.
The headliner of this year is Aleksander Brodsky, a well-known Russian artists and one of the founders of the so-called “paper architecture” movement. His practice developed in the late 1980s in collaboration with Ilya Utkin demonstrated the possibilities of the architecture which could be only imagined and did not have to be realised. Since 2000 he has been running his own architectural practice. His works today continue challenging the boundaries (if any) between architecture and art. At Archstoyanie 2018 Brodsky will present his new creation.
The festival which makes art lovers from all over the country and abroad flock to Russian countryside will include the projects of artists architects, performers and sound-designers selected through the open call. АrchiPEOPLE, a group of artists and architects, will present a projects ArchiFOOTBALL, and Moskino will be responsible for an open air cinema where 35-mm films will be shown. Music programme is organised by a music label (and a bar) Leveldva.
The festival’s curator Anton Kochurkin comments on the theme of this year:
“The festival team continue exploring the theme of Living Space, however, this time, we are investigating the theme of cycles – everyday, local and global activities, which reflect periodicity in our existence”